19 Free Adirondack Chair Plans

Adirondack chair on porch illustration

Illustration: The Spruce / Colleen Tighe

Choose one of these free Adirondack chair plans to make a beautiful chair for your patio, porch, deck, or garden, that will look great and be a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

Building an Adirondack chair is a fairly simple project. It doesn't demand a lot of time and is easy on the budget. You'll have such a good time building one that you'll feel compelled to make a pair.

All the free Adirondack chair plans include everything you need to build your very own Adirondack chair. You'll find diagrams, color photos, videos, step-by-step directions, and helpful tips for building a beautiful and sturdy chair.

After you've chosen a free Adirondack chair plan, be sure to browse my other free woodworking plans including plans on how to build porch swings, furniture made from palletsbookcases, picnic tables, planters, desks, wine racks, kitchen islands, TV standsstep stools, and much more.

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    Free DIY Adirondack Chair Plan from Build Something

    Two red Adirondack chairs by a fire pit.
    Build Something

    These cozy Adirondack chairs would look great on your porch or around a DIY fire pit with their rounded backs and comfortable seats.

    You'll find how-to directions, a tool list, a materials list, a parts and cut list, and a discussion board to help you through the process.

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    Popular Mechanics' Free Adirondack Chair Plan

    Two Adirondack chairs and a table in a yard.
    Popular Mechanics

    This how-to from Popular Mechanics not only includes a free Adirondack chair plan it also includes directions on how to build a matching Adirondack table.

    A materials list, animated image, color photos, and building instructions are all included in this free Adirondack chair plan.

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    2X4 Adirondack Chair Plan from Ana White

    A pair of pink DIY Adirondack chairs
    Ana White

    This Adirondack chair plan from Ana White takes the traditional plan but uses 2x4's to construct it, making it a great budget-conscious project. ​

    The free plan includes color photos, diagrams, a shopping list, a cut list, a tool list, and written instructions.

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    Free Adirondack Chair Plan from Skip To My Lou

    A wooden Adirondack chair on a porch.
    Skip To My Lou

    Skip To My Lou has a great free Adirondack chair plan that will have you building a chair for every member of your family.

    Included in the free Adirondack chair plan are cutting templates, a supplies list, detailed instructions, and lots of color photos.

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    Ana White's Free Adirondack Chair Plan

    Two red Adirondack chairs.
    Ana White

    Ana White has a free Adirondack chair plan that gives you the option of making the more traditional curved back or a straight back for a more modern look.

    This free Adirondack chair plan can be downloaded as a PDF file that contains figures, a materials and tools list, cut list, and written instructions.

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    The $10 DIY Adirondack Chair from This Sorta Old LIfe

    An Adirondack chair in the grass.
    This Sorta Old Life

    You can DIY this Adirondack chair for just $10 with this plan from This Sorta Old Life that uses cedar fence boards as the base and back.

    There's a materials list, tool list, color photos, diagrams, and written instructions included.

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    Bar Height Adirondack Chair Plan from Shanty 2 Chic

    A bar-height DIY Adirondack chair
    Shanty 2 Chic

    Shanty 2 Chic has designed this unique Adirondack chairs, by literally elevating them into bar-height chairs, making them awesome for an outdoor area or the beach.

    There's a supply list, cut list, diagrams, and written directions all included in this free PDF plan.

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    Adirondack Chair Plan from This Old House

    Two white Adirondack chairs by a tree.
    This Old House

    This free Adirondack chair plan will help you build a classic Adirondack chair with curves in all the right places and extra-wide armrests.

    You'll find step-by-step directions to help you along every step of the way as you build an Adirondack chair.

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    Free Adirondack Rocking Chair Plan

    A red Adirondack rocking chair on a porch next to a plant


    Instructables has a free Adirondack rocking chair plan for a chair that has a nice smooth rock but is upright enough that it's comfortable to get in and out of. 

    The free PDF plans include color photos, a diagram, and written instructions.

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    Lowe's Adirondack Chair Plans

    Two colorful Adriondack chairs.

    Lowe's has designed a free Adirondack chair plan that takes a new spin on the classic design by eliminating the curved front and adding some colorful paint.

    This free Adirondack plan will just take you just one weekend to complete.

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    BuildEazy's Adirondack Chair Plans

    A white Adirondack chair out in the yard.

    BuildEazy has a free Adirondack chair plan that includes a materials and cutting list, instructions, and plans.

    You can use the user comments and photos sections here to get new ideas for your Adirondack chair or post pictures of your finished project.

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    The Family Handyman's Free Adirondack Chair Plan

    A woman looking at an Adirondack chair.
    The Family Handyman

    Here's a free Adirondack chair plan from The Family Handyman that also includes a plan for building an Adirondack love seat.

    Follow the directions in this free Adirondack chair plan and you'll have a beautiful chair built in a weekend for under $100.

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    Double Adirondack Chair Plan from YellaWood

    A plan for a double Adirondack chair

    This free Adirondack chair plan will help you build this double seater with a table in between.

    Download the free Adirondack plan and you'll find a tools list, supplies list, cut list, loads of diagrams, written directions, and photos.

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    Free Adirondack Chair Plan from Extreme How-To

    Have A Seat In The Garden Blue
    Solidago / Getty Images

    Extreme How-To has a free Adirondack chair plan available which even tells you how to adapt the plan to make an Adirondack love seat.

    The free plan includes color photos, blueprints, and directions for each step.

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    Free Adirondack Chair Plan from HomeTime

    Serene woman reading book outside lake house cabin
    Hero Images / Getty Images

    HomeTime has a free Adirondack chair plan that includes advice on how to streamline the process so you can make two at once.

    Written instructions, color photos, and diagrams will help you successfully build an Adirondack chair.

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    Free Child's Adirondack Chair Plan from Rona

    Portrait of Sisters
    Jim Craigmyle / Getty Images

    Everyone enjoys the look of an Adirondack chair - even the kids. With this free Adirondack chair plan you can build a smaller chair just the right size for your children or grandchildren.

    A tools and materials list, tips, and building steps are included in this free Adirondack chair plan.

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    Multi-Grip's Free Adirondack Chair Plan

    Adirondack Chair
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    Besides a free PDF plan for an Adirondack chair, you'll also get a free footrest plan from Multi-Grip.

    Included in this free Adirondack chair plan are diagrams, a parts list, cutting diagrams, 3D assembly diagrams, and step by step instructions.

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    Free Adirondack Chair Plan from Wood Gears

    A yellow diagram of an Adirondack chair
    Wood Gears

    This is a fresh take on the Adirondack chair. You still get the look of a traditional Adirondack chair but without the deep slant that makes them so hard to get out of.

    This free Adirondack chair plan includes tons of diagrams as well as written instructions.

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    DIY Adirondack Rocking Chair from Construct101

    A diagram of a blue Adirondack rocking chair


    Construct101 has a free Adrindock rocking chair plan that has a slightly fanned back giving a unique look to this classic chair.

    The free plans include a shopping list, cut list, diagrams, written instructions, and tips to help you out during your build.